Undergraduate

Program Revisions

New Program Requirements — Spring 2016

The UNCG Biology department has undergone revisions of the current program requirements. These program revisions are retroactive to all students entering UNCG prior to Fall 2016. Students will also be required to meet with their academic advisor to obtain their advising code due to the new program requirements.

New Core Requirements

Courses:
BIO 301 – Ecology
BIO 355 – Cell Biology
BIO 392 – Genetics
BIO 330 – Evolution*

Labs:
BIO 315 Ecology/Evolution Laboratory*
BIO 375 Cell Biology/Genetics Laboratory*

*denotes newly created courses and course numbers.

Prerequisites & corequisites for new core requirements

BIO 330 – Evolution
Prerequisite: BIO 111 (grade of C- or better) and BIO 112 (grade of C- or better)

BIO 315 – Ecology/Evolution lab
Prerequisite: BIO 111 (grade of C- or better) and BIO 112 (grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor
Corequisite: BIO 301 or BIO 330

BIO 375 – Cell Biology/Genetics Lab
Prerequisite: BIO 111 (grade of C- or better) and BIO 112 (grade of C- or better) or permission of instructor
Corequisite: BIO 355 or BIO 392

BIO 112 – Principles of Biology II
Prerequisite: NONE
BIO 111 and BIO 112 can be taken in either order

Students using previous bulletins can substitute the following required core courses for the new required courses:

  • Any Diversity course (BIO 322, BIO 341, BIO 354 or BIO 370) taken prior to Fall 2016 will fulfill the requirement for the Evolution course (BIO 330).
  • Either Core laboratory (BIO 302) or Diversity course (BIO 322, BIO 341, BIO 354 or BIO 370) taken prior to Fall 2016 will fulfill the requirement for BIO 315 (Ecology/Evolution Laboratory).
  • Either Core laboratory (BIO 356 or BIO 393) taken prior to Fall 2016 will fulfill the requirement for BIO 375 (Cell Biology/Genetics Laboratory).

NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for BIO 315 if they have credit for any of the following: (BIO 302, BIO 322, BIO 341, BIO354 or BIO370).

NOTE: Students cannot receive credit for BIO 375 if they have credit for either: BIO 356 or BIO 393.

NEW OLD
BIO 301 Ecology BIO 301 Ecology
BIO 355 Cell Biology BIO 355 Cell Biology
BIO 392 Genetics BIO 392 Genetics
BIO 330 Evolution = ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BIO 322 Plant Diversity
BIO 341 Invertebrate Zoology
BIO 354 Plant Systematics
BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 315 Ecology/Evolution Lab = ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BIO 302 Ecology Laboratory
BIO 322 Plant Diversity
BIO 341 Invertebrate Zoology
BIO 354 Plant Systematics
BIO 370 Vertebrate Zoology
BIO 375 Cell Biology/Genetics Lab = ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
BIO 356 Cell Biology Lab
BIO 393 Genetics Lab